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English definition of “dessert”


noun [C or U]     /dɪˈzɜːt/ US  /-ˈzɝːt/
A2 sweet food eaten at the end of a meal : a dessert fork / spoon For dessert there's apple pie or fruit . If you make the main course , I'll make a dessert.Puddings, desserts and ices
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